ALA 2007

Let’s Get Physical:  The Side-Splitting Aspects of Physical Comedy

Organized by the American Humor Studies Association

Chair:  Janice McIntire-Strasburg, Saint Louis University

1.            “How the West was Fun:  Cowboy Comedy – The American Western – From Cimmaron to Blazing Saddles,” Margaret Sibbitt, Independent Scholar

2            “A Look at the Last Two Silent Films of Charlie Chaplin,” Julia Hans, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

3.            “The Kinetics of Class Mobility in George Cukor’s Holiday,” Sharon McCoy, University of Georgia

4.            “Enacting Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-Up Comedy,” Lanita Jacobs-Huey, University of Southern California